An Early Morning Stroll at Charles Bridge in Prague
At first glance, Charles Bridge in Prague is just an ordinary bridge you’ll see across Europe. You won’t appreciate it if you haven’t read a bit of its history or anything about its structure. The Prague skyline on both sides of the river serves as a beautiful backdrop. The experience itself will forever stay in the deepest recesses of your memory. Charles Bridge and Prague’s Old Town are probably the best places to explore on foot.
I recommend an early morning stroll at Charles Bridge to beat the crowd and watch the sunrise.
From above, this is what Charles Bridge looks like every day in the summer.
If you are on the bridge itself, it will look like this.
Without the tourists, Charles Bridge is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful bridges in Europe.
It is common to see crazy, rich Asians having their prenup photographs taken here.
Due to its heavy foot traffic, Charles Bridge is a pedestrian bridge only.
It has 16 arches, measures 516m long, and is 9.5m wide.
Named after King Charles IV, the construction of this cobbled-stoned bridge started in 1357.
You’ll find 30 Baroque sculptures of religious icons as you walk on it.
The views on both sides of the river will surely dazzle your tourist’s eye. 😉
Do you wanna hear an interesting myth about Charles Bridge?
Legend has it that workers added raw eggs to strengthen the bridge’s foundation. Raw eggs, really?! I might believe it if they were hard-boiled eggs! 😀 😀 😀
Both ends of the bridge have two standing towers that serve as gates. The Lesser Town Tower is on the western side, and the tall, Gothic Black Tower is on the eastern side.
Come back in the evening, and experience the romance at Charles Bridge. 😉
Hotel / Hostel in Prague
Look no further – stay at RoadHouse Prague, especially when you are staying for 2 days/1 night only. It’s in downtown Prague, and you can walk to the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge. Famous landmarks like the St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle, and Strahov Monastery Library are less than 2 kilometers on foot. You can book it via Booking, HostelWorld, and Expedia.